Source: Pasta Fits

Primavera Pasta Salad
This Primavera Pasta Salad is great as a meal or a side dish all year 'round.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15


8 oz. penne (or your favorite pasta shape), uncooked*
1 small red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 small green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 (6 oz.) can black olives, pitted and drained
1 (8 oz.) jar marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
1 cup broccoli florets, blanched
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. oregano
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan or Asiago Cheese

Cook pasta according to directions on package; drain and rinse under cold water.

Place pasta in a large mixing bowl. Add all remaining ingredients; toss well. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours and serve.

*Whole-grain, multi-grain or whole-wheat pasta varieties may be substituted for this primavera pasta dish.

Makes 6 servings. Per serving: 220 calories, 5 g total fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 36 g carbohydrate, 10 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 475 mg sodium.

Source: Pasta Fits